PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
919 PM CDT TUE AUG 30 2011

...MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES TO BEGIN EXHIBITING A DOWNWARD TREND...

RECENT RECORD-BREAKING MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE DAYS APPEAR TO BE OVER
AS WE HEAD INTO MID-WEEK. UPPER RIDGING IS MODELED TO SHIFT NORTHWARD
AND...AFTER A DAY OF DRIER AIR FILTERING IN FROM THE EAST...MOISTURE
WILL BE ON THE RISE. LOWERING GULF PRESSURES WILL OCCUR IN TANDEM
WITH LATE WEEK HIGHER MOISTURE IN PRODUCING INCREASED RAIN CHANCES.
WHETHER THE REGION WILL BE DEALING WITH A DEVELOPING TROPICAL CYCLONE
OR NOT...THE FORECAST IS LEANING TOWARDS A MORE CLOUDY AND WET SCENARIO.
THIS WILL ULTIMATELY KEEP MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN CHECK...AVERAGE INLAND
MIDDLE 90S (NEAR 90 AT COAST) BY THE WEEKEND.

THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FORECAST IS FOR ANOTHER 100-PLUS DAY FOR COLLEGE
STATION WEDNESDAY. WHEN THIS OCCURS...THE LARGEST NUMBER OF 100 DEGREE
DAYS WILL BE TIED WITH THE RECORD THAT HAS BEEN HELD FOR 94 YEARS. FOR
THE RECORD...A NEAR 100 DEGREE DAY IS FORECAST FOR THURSDAY.

HERE ARE THE FIVE WARMEST TEMPERATURES RECORDED FOR THE FOUR PRIMARY 
CLIMATE SITES...UPDATED THROUGH TODAY (8/30):

                  CITY OF           HOUSTON
                  HOUSTON            HOBBY

               109  8/27/2011    108  9/04/2000
               109  9/04/2000    107  9/05/2000
               108  9/05/2000    106  8/27/2011
               108  8/18/1909    106  8/13/1962
               107  8/29/2011    105  8/09/1962

                  COLLEGE           CITY OF
                  STATION          GALVESTON

               112  9/04/2000    104  9/05/2000
               111  9/05/2000    101  9/04/2000 
               110  7/11/1917    101  7/16/1932
               109  8/28/2011    100  8/27/2011
               109  8/27/2011    100  8/31/2000

(NOTE: 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES HAVE ONLY OCCURRED SEVEN TIMES TOTAL 
ON RECORD IN GALVESTON)

HERE ARE SOME OTHER CLIMATE RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THIS 
RECORD BREAKING SUMMER.

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS AT HOUSTON (DOWNTOWN/IAH):
(RECORDS SINCE 1889)

 1. 24 DAYS - ENDING 8/24/2011
 2. 14 DAYS - ENDING 7/19/1980
 3. 11 DAYS - ENDING 8/05/1998
 4.  9 DAYS - ENDING 7/03/1980
 5.  8 DAYS - ENDING 9/05/2000
 6.  8 DAYS - ENDING 8/21/1993
 7.  8 DAYS - ENDING 8/14/1962
 8.  7 DAYS - ENDING 6/29/2009
 9.  7 DAYS - ENDING 8/02/1986
10.  7 DAYS - ENDING 6/22/1902

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR HOUSTON (DOWNTOWN/IAH): 
(RECORDS SINCE 1889)

1.  40 DAYS - 2011 (ONGOING AS OF 8/30/2011) 
2.  32 DAYS - 1980 
3.  24 DAYS - 1998 
4.  20 DAYS - 2000 
5.  19 DAYS - 1902 
6.  17 DAYS - 2009 
7.  16 DAYS - 1909 
8.  14 DAYS - 1993 
9.  13 DAYS - 1907 
10. 10 DAYS - 1999

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS AT COLLEGE STATION:
(RECORDS SINCE 1910)

 1. 30 DAYS - ENDING 8/04/1998
 2. 26 DAYS - ENDING 8/24/2011
 3. 26 DAYS - ENDING 8/23/1917
 4. 25 DAYS - ENDING 8/14/1937
 5. 25 DAYS - ENDING 8/10/1913
 6. 24 DAYS - ENDING 8/16/1944
 7. 22 DAYS - ENDING 8/17/1951 
 8. 18 DAYS - ENDING 8/09/1958
 9. 16 DAYS - ENDING 8/24/2010
10. 15 DAYS - ENDING 8/02/1914

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR COLLEGE STATION: 
(RECORDS SINCE 1910)

 1. 58 DAYS - 1917
 2. 57 DAYS - 2011 (ONGOING AS OF 8/30/2011)
 3. 54 DAYS - 2009
 4. 51 DAYS - 1998
 5. 49 DAYS - 1913
 6. 48 DAYS - 2000
 7. 48 DAYS - 1925
 8. 47 DAYS - 1948
 9. 47 DAYS - 1937
10. 44 DAYS - 1951

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS AT HOUSTON/HOBBY:
(RECORDS SINCE 1931)

 1.  9 DAYS - ENDING 8/14/1962
 2.  7 DAYS - ENDING 9/05/2000
 3.  6 DAYS - ENDING 8/15/1948
 4.  4 DAYS - ENDING 8/19/2011
 5.  4 DAYS - ENDING 8/11/2011
 6.  4 DAYS - ENDING 7/16/2000 

(STRETCH OF FOUR DAYS OCCURRED ON SEVERAL EARLIER OCCASIONS)

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR HOUSTON/HOBBY: 
(RECORDS SINCE 1931)

 1. 17 DAYS - 2011 (ONGOING AS OF 8/29/2011)
 2. 13 DAYS - 2000
 3. 13 DAYS - 1998
 4. 10 DAYS - 1948
 5.  9 DAYS - 1962 
 6.  8 DAYS - 1980
 7.  7 DAYS - 1951
 8.  7 DAYS - 1944
 9.  6 DAYS - 2009
10.  6 DAYS - 1934

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR GALVESTON: 
(RECORDS SINCE 1874)

3 DAYS - 2000 
1 DAY  - 2011...1939...1932...AND 1924

(LISTS UPDATED THROUGH MONDAY 8/29/2011)

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